Elena Piexoto

  • My Dad, My Hero

    My Dad, My Hero

Elena Piexoto


Raised: $1,202

Goal: $2,500

Welcome to ELENA'S PurpleStride Fundraising Page!

My dad, Thornton “T.K.” Prime, passed away March 24, 2009, after battling pancreatic cancer for only 5 months. He was the best dad and grandfather, and we all still miss him very much!

Since then I have also lost a close friend of mine to this same disease. She was so young and the disease was so quick.

It is shocking to believe that pancreatic cancer is still the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. But the good news is that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the leader in changing the future for this overlooked and underfunded disease, and I believe in its mission. That's why I'm fundraising for PurpleStride.

I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service and resources that can make a real difference in their lives. 

Please make a gift of any size to get me one step closer to my fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support! 


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About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer.

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, at nearly 60 events across the country, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together and walk to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is PanCAN's signature community celebration, raising money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.